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GN SD9 Detail

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GN SD9 Detail
Posted by GN EB fan on Friday, March 19, 2021 11:57 AM

As a modeler of GN trains I was looking through the excellent books "GN color pictorial vol.1-4" for details and their position, e.g. horn, antenna ... On the SD9 long hood there is a detail, covering partly the third window of the ventilation grid. I try to attach the photo. For long time I was looking for the meaning and name of this detail, with no result. Can anybody help? Can one purchase this detail, e.g. from details west?? Otherwise I would make it from a piece of styrene.GN SD9 #586  

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Posted by doctorwayne on Friday, March 19, 2021 4:53 PM

I know little of the GN's peculiarities, but those look like vents or exhausts of some type.

I looked it up and it's just what I expected, an exhaust for an engine heater.  There's a reference to it HERE...just scroll down a bit to read it.

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Posted by wjstix on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:56 PM

BTW if we're talking about the fire-extinguisher shaped tube over one of upper vents on the long end, note that it's over the 2nd vent not the 3rd...if you're counting from the front. Wink

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:01 PM

Earlier, I was searching different sites to see if I could find a better view of that exhaust stack.

It seems most of the GN's SD9s had what appears to be an outer hood over the vents you usually see.

Mike.

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